The following books have encouraged me as I’ve traveled my personal journey. Because they’ve been beneficial to me, I thought I’d pass them along to you. I hope they’ll be as meaningful to you as they have been to me. Enjoy!
The Girls Who Went Away– Ann Fessler
Mere Christianity– C.S. Lewis
The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation– Reinhold Niebuhr
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, Resurrection and the
Message of the Church- N.T.Wright
Any Skeletons in the Closet? by Ann E. Fedeli
'My heart was in my throat, and my breaths were shallow. I handed my treasure to
the adoption worker with tears streaming down my cheeks. I do not think I uttered
a word. ... I went to my room, closed the door, and drew all the blinds. I spent the
rest of the day weeping.'
Sometimes things don't go according to plan.
This is how author Ann Fedeli felt when she unexpectedly ended up pregnant at the age of seventeen. In this heartfelt memoir, follow Ann as she travels through her life from a fun-loving girl with a Catholic upbringing, to her unplanned pregnancy, to her daughter's birth and adoption. This emotional story delves deeply into her complex journey through the pain and heartbreak that birth mothers endure and into her brave journey toward healing from the emotional anguish of giving up her daughter.
In Any Skeletons in the Closet?, you will be captivated by Ann's drive and determination to reconnect with her daughter and with herself—although at times she feels it is impossible. Whether you are a parent who has given up your child for adoption, a parent of an adopted child, a child who has been adopted, or a professional working with adoption issues, Ann's story will inspire you.